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The Fire Fox: shortlisted for the Oscar’s Book Prize (Paperback)
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The Fire Fox: shortlisted for the Oscar’s Book Prize (Paperback)

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£7.99
Paperback 32 Pages
Published: 28/10/2021
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Waterstones Says

Inspired by the Finnish Saami myth of the fox fires that create the Northern Lights, this debut picture book from Alexandra Page is a poignant and uplifting story of dealing with loss and finding the strength to move on with life, adorned with exquisite illustrations from Stef Murphy.

An uplifting, magical book perfect for sharing at bedtime that will leave children feeling warm, cosy and loved.

Freya and her mum have gone to a little cabin to get away for a while. The light has gone out of their lives since Freya's dad passed away. Freya isn't sure about going sledging, but when she meets a magical fox in the snow, she can't help but follow him into the forest - and on to a thrilling adventure.

A heartwarming bedtime story inspired by the Finnish Saami myth of the revontulet, or fox fires - the sparks that fly from the fur of a mystical fox to become the Northern Lights.

The Fire Fox is a gloriously illustrated, beautifully written story about the nurturing light of love that can't be dimmed, written by debut author Alexandra Page and illustrated by the exciting talent Stef Murphy. This enchanting picture book with its touching story of sadness, hope, love and joy begs to be read again and again.

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781529056563
Number of pages: 32
Weight: 200 g
Dimensions: 278 x 238 x 4 mm


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Mum and Freya are staying in a cosy little cabin – but Freya feels empty now that Dad is no longer with them. When she finds a white fox in the snow, however, she follows her new friend out into a world of magic … Inspired by the Finnish Sami legend of the “fox fires” which form the northern lights, this moving, glowing tale is bewitching to read. Another winter tale to warm the toes is this delightful story based on an Arctic Circle myth in Sami culture, about a fire fox whose fur scatters sparks that transform into the Northern Lights. [...] A message of hope about rediscovering light in the darkness. [will] captivate younger children Get ready for a feast of rainbow magic, wild beauty and words of comfort and gentle joy in an outstanding picture book that was just made sharing at bedtime on cold winter nights. This story is deceptively simple, with ravishing illustrations, and an ending that will warm your heart.

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“A winter delight”

This is a beautiful story from Alexandra Page telling the story of Freya who goes out to play in the snow and encounters a snow fox that creates magical lights.The vocabulary is wonderfully descriptive and will be... More

Paperback edition
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“Beauty in nature”

Freya and her mother go to the cabin. The reference that ‘Dad used to love this place’ tells us that dad is no longer around for Freya. Freya, a young child is not keen on the cabin, but she likes the snow to play... More

Hardback edition
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“Stunningly beautiful”

Oh my there are no words, this is such a touching and wonderful tale. Such gorgeous illustrations and I loved the relationship between mother and child, while we are reminded as readers that the people we love and... More

Hardback edition
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